Wi-Fi Alliance gets rid of ‘802.11’ in favor of a much simpler naming system



Wi Fi 6 - Wi-Fi Alliance gets rid of ‘802.11’ in favor of a much simpler naming system
For years, the names of Wi-Fi standards have been needlessly complex. It can be hard to remember which one your router supports – is it 802.11n or 802.11ac? Thankfully, the Wi-Fi Alliance – the organization which certifies Wi-Fi products – has introduced a simpler nomenclature that should make it easier to tell these standards apart. The rebranding applies to existing Wi-Fi standards as follows: Wi-Fi 5: Devices that support 802.11ac technology Wi-Fi 4: Devices that support 802.11n technology Older standards such as 802.11g, 802.11a, and 802.11b are not rebranded because they aren’t being used widely. The organization has also launched Wi-Fi…

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